Mitchell County Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

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Mitchell County Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mitchell County Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes MCH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Brooks County Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Mitchell County Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care to instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in May. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated MCH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“Our staff of physicians, nurses and support staff work diligently every day to provide our community the very best care in a safe atmosphere,” said Mark Kimball, administrator for Mitchell County Hospital. “Receiving the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission is a testament to that dedication. We are proud to offer high-quality care to the citizens of Mitchell County.”